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Elizabeth A. Jach – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2024
While prior research has examined the connection between civic engagement and collectivist views, the present study considers to what extent years of education have been associated with more collectivistic views. This study analyzed data from the 2021 United States General Social Survey. Results suggested that more years of education was…
Descriptors: Individualism, Collectivism, Educational Attainment, Public Opinion
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Nuckols, William L.; Bullington, Kim E.; Gregory, Dennis E. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2020
This qualitative study explores the perceptions of value added to the lives of graduates who borrowed money to fund their college educations. Through the lens of cognitive dissonance theory, five themes emerged. Overall, the study participants agreed that the ability to take on student loans to fund their education was worth it, but on the other…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Student Financial Aid, College Graduates, Psychological Patterns
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Patterson-Stephens, Shawna M.; Lane, Tonisha B.; Vital, Louise Michelle – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2017
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to expand upon extant research and uncover trends observed among Black women who are in pursuit of -- or have recently attained -- their doctoral degrees within the United States. Exploring the voices of seven women, findings revealed three primary themes: (1) socialization experiences, (2) student…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Females, Socialization, Student Attitudes